Monday, September 22, 2014

H2H Challenges: Favorite Tool

This month is "favorites" month at Heart 2 Heart Challenges, and this week's challenge is to share something you make with your favorite tool.  Of course it is super hard to choose!  I think Close To My Heart stamps are my favorite tool, but I am not sure that counts, so I chose my CRICUT instead!
This layout showcases my daughters' hair transformations earlier this summer.  The youngest got the ends of her hair dyed a dark blue, while the oldest got 13" cut off!  I ended up liking the colors of the Wanderlust paper pack, so I went with it.  I used my CTMH/Cricut Artbooking cartridge exclusively on the layout.  I couldn't stick with just one key- I used several different "themes" to bring this layout together.
The #30yearsofhappy National Stamping Month stamp set was a fun way to embellish and accent this layout!  Please note how I used black Shimmer Trim and Flamingo Dots to accent my focal photo mats.
The cartridge cuts "Sassy Girl," but I needed it to be plural, so I just cut an S from the cartridge.  I think it looks great!  Since Ansley had said that it was time for a change, I thought the clock zip strip was a perfect accent.
The right page is one of the B&T patterns from the Wanderlust paper pack.  I did jazz it up with more black shimmer trim, Cricut Artbooking cuts, flamingo dots, and the stamp set.
 All I did to accent the pre-printed top left corner was add shimmer trim, a flamingo dot, and some arrow washi tape.
The bottom right corner took a little more time.  First, I used an exacto knife to trim the ticket and pennant so that my picture and mat would slip behind the pennant.  I used the same embellishments plus a "picture perfect" and "like" stamp.  That little clock is from the zip strip.  Too cute, if I do say so myself!

Now go check out the other H2H designers' favorite tools.  You can join us by linking to any of our "favorites" challenges through the end of September.  I hope to see you @ H2H!


  1. I am stamping a big LIKE on these pages...and the content. So proud of Ansley for donating her locks. This is a fabulous pictorial piece of history...

  2. What a fun layout! I love all your layering and how you used the September Promo stamps set to stamp in some of the circles.

  3. Cute layout ( as always!) and I thought everyone might think of 'Queen' Cricut so I picked the lowly sponge dauber! :)

  4. This is an amazing layout- wow what a change in hair too! I absolutely love all the little details you have included on this page.


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